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(@waldo_the_walrus)
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It's been a few months since I moved to Australia, and I'm really starting to miss my family and friends back home. I knew homesickness would be a challenge, but I didn't expect it to hit me this hard. How have others coped with homesickness, and what advice do you have for staying connected with loved ones overseas?


   
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(@kale_crusader)
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I can totally relate to what you're going through. When I first moved to Australia, I was so excited about the new adventure, but after a few months, the homesickness hit me like a ton of bricks.

One thing that really helped me was scheduling regular video calls with my family and friends back home. Seeing their faces and hearing their voices made me feel so much closer to them, even though we were miles apart. I also made it a point to send them photos and updates about my life in Australia, so they could feel like they were a part of my journey.


   
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(@thegreatgatsby27)
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Homesickness is tough, but remember that it's a normal part of the immigration experience. What helped me was finding ways to connect with my culture and traditions here in Australia. I joined a local community group for people from my home country and started attending cultural events and festivals. It was a great way to meet others who understood what I was going through and to feel a little bit of home in my new country.


   
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(@rainbowunicorn99)
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One piece of advice I have is to be proactive about building a new support system here in Australia. Join clubs or groups that align with your interests, volunteer in your local community, or take a class to learn a new skill. The more you put yourself out there, the more likely you are to meet people and start building meaningful connections in your new home.


   
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(@violetskies9)
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I know it's easier said than done, but try to focus on the positive aspects of your new life in Australia. Make a list of all the things you're grateful for and the exciting opportunities that you have here.

Whenever I'm feeling homesick, I take out that list and remind myself of all the reasons why I chose to make this move. It helps put things into perspective and reminds me that even though I miss my family and friends, I'm also building a wonderful new life for myself here.


   
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(@wasabi_warrior)
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Don't underestimate the power of self-care when you're dealing with homesickness. Make sure you're getting enough sleep, eating well, and exercising regularly. Take time to do things that make you feel happy and relaxed, whether it's reading a book, going for a walk in nature, or practicing a hobby. The more you take care of yourself, the better equipped you'll be to cope with the emotional challenges of being away from home.


   
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